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Avoiding drugs in the world today is a hard thing.  We see it in our bars, clubs, homes, and are offered it in broad daylight on our streets.  We have friends that do some hard core stuff which we may like or it may lead to the ending of those friendships. I’ve said adios to some friendships before because of their drug use and some because of their abuse. It’s a tough choice to make.

Not talking about drug use in our community is not the answer. We need individuals to tell us their stories, instead of just NO.  We need people to be open about their experiences and let us know the choices they made and the choices they are making.screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-1-19-53-pm

Thanks Skippy for the following interview with starobserver.com.  The following are the questions he was asked and some of the responses. for the full article, head over to their site.

Skippy Baxter is a Melbourne-based porn star who has starred in over 30 films for well-known Australian and American porn companies like Bentley Race, Raging Stallion, Falcon, Hot House and RoganRichards.com. He spoke to the Star Observer about his battle with crystal meth addiction.

 

 

Tell us a little about yourself?

I used to be pediatric nurse and did that for about two and a half years. Before that I was just a regular nurse. Recently I quit that and I’ve been working in bars and cafes for the past ten months, but currently out of work.

This year I did a couple of porn movies overseas, but I’ve put that on hold while I get my shit together.

You recently revealed your meth struggle on Facebook. How did that start?

It started probably about two and a half years ago when I was at a sex party and some guys were doing it. They asked if I wanted to slam some meth, and I said ‘what is that?’

They said, ‘well you inject it.’ I said, ‘sorry no, it’s not for me’ but they talked me into it – they said ‘if you don’t like it, you don’t ever have to do it again, it’s just a once off thing. Just see if you like it.’

I tried it and it was probably the best experience I’ve ever had, it was incredible the feeling but the comedown was just horrific and they didn’t explain to me what that would mean and I swore I’d never touch it again.

How long were you doing it before you realized you had a problem?

I realized I had a problem about three or four months ago I was using it every day. I wasn’t using it for the normal sexual encounters, it was more of an escaping every day life and I needed it to function really so that’s when I knew I had a big problem.

I kind of fell into a blackhole and didn’t really know how to get out of it, …

Have you relapsed since then?

You said you put your porn career on hold – it hasn’t contributed to it at all?

No, no, interestingly enough it never came into play. I was always quite professional, I never used drugs before a shoot or weeks and weeks before a shoot because part of my contract was I had to have a body that was not smaller than when they signed me up.

I had to maintain it so it never came into play. But when I came back (to Australia), it did. I got straight back into getting high and sex parties and all that stuff.

And now I’m noticing it’s everywhere, six months ago it wasn’t. But now everybody is doing pnp and getting high and having sex.

You think it’s getting worse?

Definitely, it’s definitely getting worse. And not just in Australia, it’s even overseas. My partner was saying everywhere he was there was all PnP stuff, all these parties going on. He said it would be hard for me if I went overseas because it’s everywhere.

Do you think it’s possible for some people to use it without it becoming a problem?

I don’t have an addictive personality, but I think if you’re using it a couple of times – it depends how you use it too, if you inject it you’re more likely to get addicted than puff. I’ve known guys who have puffed for years but can go months and months and months. It depends on the person, and the reason why you’re using it.

Do you still think meth about a lot?

I think about the negative impact it has on my life. Whenever I think I wanna use, I think about when my partner (fellow porn star Rogan Richards) found me at a sex party high as a kite, and the look on his face – it was something I had never seen before, it was very heartbreaking. And I think about how it hurt my family and how I have no friends anymore. And I’m pretty much known in the Melbourne gay scene as a druggy. I just think of that stuff and it stops me from using really.

 

 

Thanks again Skippy for being so open.  For the full story, head oer to starobserver.com.  Yes, this not just an issue for porn stars, Australians, it is everywhere.  And there is help out there, too.  We do not recommend any one service over another, but they are out there, in your town, state, nation.  Here is one in the United States.   If they cannot help you, maybe they have ties to resources in your community.

 

 

 

 

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